Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wisdom

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1Co 1:18-20)






The readings of Sunday made me look back to the second reading and a few verses before it.  I've written of the wisdom of the world against the wisdom of God before, and here we see again how following our own wisdom and our own perceived intelligence is a disaster for following God.  God makes the wisdom of this world foolish.

We can debate and discuss and chat about a lot of things, but if the basis of our arguments is not God, then we will go wrong very quickly.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. (Pro 3:5-7)

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